The full size Subaru R-2 debuted in August 1969 and 26,000 examples were sold after just one month. This compact hatchback offered good performance for its time, with its 30hp engine enabling a top speed of 115km/h. The following year in April, a sports version called the R-2SS was released. The air-cooled 2-cylinder 356cc engine was tuned up to 36hp, which increased the top speed to 120km/h, and the suspension was fitted with a front torsion bar stabilizer to enhance cornering performance. Other modifications included bullet-shaped aerodynamic side mirrors and high traction radial tires. With its combination of simple design and performance, the R-2SS distinguished itself from the other Japanese light passenger cars of the period. About the Model: This kit was last issued in 1993. Motorization mechanisms included in the 1993 original has been removed. Rear engine hood may be detached to showcase the engine even after assembly. Doors may be opened. Front hood is molded integral to the body. Steerable front wheels. Paint colors needed: Italian Red, Yellow, Pure White, Semi-Gloss Black, White, Green, Orange, Brown, Chrome Silver, Clear Orange, Clear Red, Flat Black, and Flat Aluminum.
Reclining front seats
Steerable front wheels
Comes with synthetic rubber tires
Ready to assemble precision model kit
Detailed scale mode for hobbyists age 14 and above. This is not a toy